'W' for Wallpaper Attic Guest Room

Lovely Small Scale Wallpapers

I’m 90% sure that I’m just going to repaint the attic bedroom. Maybe someday when I have less pressing projects and I feel like skimcoating — you know, for funsies — I’ll give it a go and then I can wallpaper. I had only intended to do a quick update of the room right now though, and I should probably stick to that. Paint, refinish a pair of vintage nighstands, swap out the curtains for something a little more special, and call it a day.

But *if* I were to wallpaper, these would be the contenders. Small scale patterns that are not precisely geometric, with either some movement or a hand-drawn look. I tend to like this style in general, but they are especially good for rooms with funny angles like ours (and like those in many old houses).

Stroheim Edie Wallpaper
Stroheim Edie Wallpaper

Farrow & Ball Polka Square Wallpaper
Farrow & Ball Polka Square Wallpaper

Farrow & Ball, Polka Square Wallpaper

Attic Bedroom in Sister Paris Petite Skukusa Wallpaper
Sister Parish Burmese Wallpaper
Sister Parish Tucker Wallpaper
Sister Parish Desmond Wallpaper

Sister Parish Tucker Wallpaper
Sister Parish Wallpaper (patterns: Petite Skukusa, Burmese, Tucker, and Desmond)

Hygge & West Knots Wallpaper, design by Emily Henderson
Hygge & West Knots Wallpaper, design by Emily Henderson

Hygge & West, Knots (design: Emily Henderson)

Sisters of the Sun Juju Papers Wallpaper
Juju Papers, Sisters of the Sun

Paper Mills, Nani Wallpaper
Cavern Home, I See You Wallpaper

Paper Mills, Nani WallpaperCavern Home, I See You Wallpaper

Peacock Wallpaper, Relativity Textiles
Relativity Textiles, Peacock Wallpaper

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    June 23, 2017 at 10:45 am

    You should check out UrbanWalls (they’re on Etsy)- their Irregular Dots look a lot like the Sisters of the Sun! They’re little vinyl clings, they worked perfectly on my heavily textured plaster walls without having to skim coat and they came off just fine without damaging the wall (#rentallife)

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    June 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Skim-coating sounds like a form of torture to me. I’d love to do some jazzy wallpaper in our vestibule since it’s small and a rather low commitment, but I’m the crazy person who reads all 342 reviews on Amazon before selecting the proper bathtub mat–I’m not sure how I’ll ever decide on wallpaper!

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